Over in the UK, the growing alternative metro fiber builder CityFibre has a new expansion in its sights. They have announced plans to build out more metro fiber in the city of Hull, adding it to their list of Gigabit Cities.
CityFibre’s initial network buildout will span some 62km, some of which is already in place. They had earlier build out wireless backhaul in the city for EE and Three, and will be using the fruits of that effort to provide the core of a more extensive footprint that can serve the city’s enterprise market.
As usual, they will be staying at the wholesale level while partnering with an existing service provider, in this case Pure Broadband. Pure Broadband will launch a separate division, Pure Speed, to bring that fiber to businesses in and around Hull.
For those who don’t have English geography memorized beyond London, Hull lies in East Yorkshire along the north bank of the Humber estuary where the river Hull empties into it. That’s east of Leeds and north of London, about 40km from the North Sea. It has a population of about a quarter million people.
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